Youths Showcased Ingenious Solutions for Resilient City Living


Youths Showcased Ingenious Solutions for Resilient City Living

Guest-of-honour Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat presented prizes to the winning teams of Engineering Innovation Challenge (EIC) 2023

National Engineers Day 2023

The National Engineers Day (NED) 2023 culminated at the EIC 2023 Prize Presentation Ceremony today where winning student teams were recognised for displaying exceptional creativity and perseverance in designing solutions under the theme “Engineering for Resilient City Living”.


Organised by the Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES), the ceremony held at Tay Eng Soon Convention Centre, ITE College Central was graced by Deputy Prime Minister & Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies Mr. Heng Swee Keat as the guest-of-honour.

DPM Heng presented awards to the student teams who emerged as winners after rigorous rounds of judging. They stood out from a record 137 local and international participating teams at EIC 2023, for demonstrating ideas or making innovative improvements to contribute to resilient city living in areas such as health innovation, clean water supply, food security and sustainable supply chain.


The four champion teams are:

  • Category 1 (Secondary Schools): Team S-9 from Yuvabharathi International School with their project titled “Sustinere Energy”
  • Category 2 (Junior Colleges): Team J-17 from Hwa Chong Institution with their project titled “Development of Biodegradable Pharmaceutical Packaging with Starch-Based Plastic”
  • Category 3 (Polytechnics and Institute of Technical Education): Team I-16 from ITE College West with their project titled “Wearable Climate Control Technology”
  • Category 4 (Local and Overseas Universities): Team U-9 from Monash University with their project titled “Flood-Proof Roads”

Organised annually by IES, EIC puts students on an insightful learning journey to discover the spirit of innovation, build new technical skills in prototyping and product development, and develop presentation and collaboration skills under the mentorship of practising engineers.

This year, EIC continued to be the highlight of NED focused on ‘Shaping a Circular Economy through Engineering’ to promote awareness and action in harnessing engineering to eliminate waste and pollution, circulate products and materials, and regenerate nature. DPM Heng also held a Fireside Chat on “Skill Sets for the Circular Economy: Opportunities for Youths in Engineering” with students after the Prize Presentation Ceremony to discuss the impact of Singapore’s transition to a circular economy on youths.


Launch of IES Student Chapter with ITE & Signing of IES-IHL MoUs


DPM Heng Swee Keat also witnessed the launch of the IES Student Chapter with the Institute of Technical Education (ITE), as the 12th Student Chapter partner of IES. The new Chapter will provide ITE engineering students with a platform to join IES in promoting engineering and networking together with student chapters in other institutions of higher learning (IHLs) and the engineering community.

Through this chapter, these students will also be given priority to participate in engineering- related talks, workshops and industry visits organised by IES in Singapore and for the region.

Another highlight of the event was the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between IES and 11 IHLs, aimed at strengthening collaborations to nurture future-ready engineering professionals to lead Singapore’s future growth.

“Engineering is more than a field of study; it is a gateway for our younger generation to make a positive impact on our economy, our society and our lives. By deepening our partnership with ITE and the IHLs, IES aims to empower students with greater knowledge, skills and resources to unleash their engineering talent to solve increasingly complex challenges for Singapore and the world,” said Syafiq Shahul, NED 2023 Chairman.





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